Ranking the Detroit Lions' Best Remaining Free Agent Options

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Ranking the Detroit Lions' Best Remaining Free Agent Options
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It has been a whirlwind of a first week of free agency for the Detroit Lions.

Reggie Bush, Glover Quin and Jason Jones joined the team, while Gosder Cherilus, Cliff Avril and Sammie Lee Hill left for new opportunities. Meanwhile, Louis Delmas, Chris Houston and DeAndre Levy all opted to extend their careers in Detroit.

And that was all in about half a week. The funny thing is, the period known as "free agency" actually runs for about another six months. We're just getting started, and while most of the biggest names may be off the market, there is still plenty of impact to be had.

That said, the Lions have most likely spent through most of their freed cap space. Unless the front office is nearing an extension with Matthew Stafford, the Lions are most likely done handing out four and five-year deals to free agents.

Now they're looking for role players and veterans who can fill shorter-term contracts, providing depth and stability.

Of course, the Lions will still look for players who can make an impact, they'll just be a little stingier when it comes to negotiating terms.

Still, don't be surprised if the Lions have their eyes on some of these players.

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